Well, as retired folk, our "work" is the gardening we do at home. This week we went to the Whidbey Island cabin to do the same. The garden there had been neglected all summer, since we had plenty to do at home what with our several celebrations here, and then the family all had their vacation weeks booked through the summer. They don't garden.
Monday afternoon we took the ferry ride to the island.
Before going to the cabin we went to Langley, to the city hall, to get a yard waste dumping permit. Then, since the Useless Bay Coffee Company is right across the street, and this was a busman's holiday, we enjoyed an afternoon coffee and a treat al fresco.
We stopped at the hardware store and bought a new wheelbarrow.
We took it easy the rest of the afternoon, enjoying the calm stillness, and the mirror surface of Deer Lagoon.
After a light supper, we took a short walk on the beach road, stopping to appreciate this wonderful rugosa rose.
We looked down at the job we would tackle in the morning.
Besides all of the perennials that had gone to seed, and the dead plants that had suffered from no watering, the garden was filled with these nasty suckers from a neighbor's tree. It was not going to be fun digging them out, with their roots running everywhere.
Tuesday morning the good weather we were promised materialized. We worked all day at grubbing out the garden and filling bags.
At 4:00 we stopped, got cleaned up, and watched a US Men's National Team soccer match on TV while we prepared and ate a simple supper.
After the match, about 7:00, we went out to appreciate the lovely evening.
Deer Lagoon is our back yard.
Across the street is the bay. We sat on a log and watched the sun go down and the clouds light up.
As the sun went down, the moon rose.
And the clouds went pink.
It was time to go back to the cabin and settle in for the evening, tired, but happy with what we had accomplished.
Part 2 up next.